No…….Hernias don’t go away on their own.
Only surgery can repair a hernia. Hernia treatment usually involves minimally invasive surgical procedures for a quicker recovery.
Hernias are often caused by an increase in pressure within the abdomen or groin, which pushes the intestines through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. The most common types of hernia are inguinal (groin) and umbilical (belly button).
Patients with hernia disease often experience pain, swelling, or discomfort in their lower abdomen or groin. A doctor can diagnose a hernia through a physical examination and imaging studies. Treatment for hernias depends on the type of hernia and how severe it is.
Surgery is always NECESSARY to prevent devastating complications which can even lead to death.
The most common signs of hernia are:
- Pain in the abdomen
- A lump like feeling in the abdomen
- Pain while moving around or coughing
- The most common symptom is pain, often following exertion. A bulge in the groin or abdominal area may also be visible.
What causes hernias?
Hernias can occur due to various reasons such as congenital, pregnancy, smoking, pollution, constipation, and lifting heavy objects.
A hernia is protrusion of an organ or other internal body part through the muscle or membrane that normally contains it. They generally occur when an organ in the abdominal area pushes through a weak spot in the muscle wall. These weak spots can be caused by conditions such as pregnancy, obesity etc.
Risk factors for developing hernias include
previous operation to close open wounds,
and major surgery on abdominal organs.
How to treat a groin hernia?
A groin hernia is a condition that occurs when the intestines push through the muscle around the pubic bone.
The most common types of groin hernia are inguinal and incisional.
Inguinal hernias occur when part of the intestine pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall.
Incisional hernias happen when a surgical incision from an operation doesn’t heal properly, and some intestine pokes out.
A groin hernia is usually treated with surgery. The surgical procedure to treat a groin hernia is called Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery. This surgery can be performed either open or laparoscopically, depending on how big the opening in the pelvic floor.
Is usage of mesh safe in hernia treatment?
The use of meshes for surgical repair has been debated since their introduction to clinical practice in 1988
Mesh, or surgical mesh, is a type of material used in surgery to help repair organs that have been torn or damaged. It has been used for hernia repair for decades now. The use of surgical mesh has grown in recent years because it is easy to use and effective for the patients.
Mesh is a surgical fabric that is used to repair hernias. It is made from plastics, nylon and polypropylene fibres. This fabric is very important because it helps the tissues to stay together after a hernia surgery.
In some cases, mesh can be made from absorbable materials which will dissolve over time inside the body, but their use is gradually going out of use
Benefits of Mesh
There are many benefits associated with hernia mesh such as:
- minimal recurrence,
- Easy to use,
- Meshes are generally inert and generally they lead to fewer post-surgery complications.
However, there are also some complications that may come with it such as:
- adhesions (scar tissue formation)
- and infections.
There are some cases where the surgical mesh can lead to serious side effects, such as nerve damage leading to difficulty in moving and infection but these complications are rare but still possible post-surgery.
The FDA approved manufacturing techniques for surgical meshes use polypropylene which is safe but the latest innovations include polyester which is much stronger and more flexible.